US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SEA, LEA, Head Start Collaborations: A letter that delineate the responsibilities for SEAs, LEAs, and Head Start programs to implement IDEA to ensure children with disabilities enrolled in Head Start programs receive free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
Restraint and Seclusion: A resource document that describes principles for states, school districts, schools, parents, and other stakeholders to consider when developing or revising policies and procedures on the use of restraint and seclusion.
Supporting Student Mental Health: A resource that highlights seven recommendations for providing school- or program-based mental health support across early childhood, K-12 schools, and higher education settings.
English Learners: A website providing an overview on our nation’s English learners. There is also an English Learner Tool Kit from USDOE and Educator and Developer Toolkits to Support English Learners from the Office of Educational Technology. Finally, a guidance manual for Educators of English Learners with Disabilities from the National Center on Educational Outcomes.
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (OSERS)
Highly Mobile Children: A letter with resources, guidance, and important principles to help states, school districts, families and others ensure the rights of highly-mobile children with disabilities.
Avoiding Discriminatory Use of Discipline: A guidance resource to help public schools meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.
Implementing IDEA Report to Congress: A report released in January 2022 that focuses on children with disabilities being served under IDEA, Part B and Part C, nationally and at the state level.
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (OSEP
Personnel Qualifications Under IDEA: This memorandum describes IDEA requirements related to personnel qualifications and alternative certifications as well as resources available to support States' efforts in meeting them.
Race, Ethnicity, and IDEA Part B: A fast facts resource on race and ethnicity of children with disabilities served under IDEA Part B. There is also a supplemental tool, Hand In Hand, which explores IDEA, Section 618 data with the specific lens on race and ethnicity.
Attract, Prepare, Retain Personnel: An information and resource page addressing shortages in the special education workforce. Also access a series of OSEP briefs to learn about strategies to attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel to serve children with disabilities.
NATIONAL DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK
A national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions. Find evidence-based online learning modules across many subjects.
NATIONAL CENTER ON INTENSIVE INTERVENTIONS
A national center with the mission to build knowledge and capacity to support the implementation of intensive intervention for students with severe and persistent learning needs using data-based individualization (DBI).